Hi! My name is Josie. I'm looking to move to mpls with dh and our 10mo old ds. We're a young family (both in our early 20's) I've heard so many great things about the area, and feel confident that we can find the kind of community we're looking for there (we're moving from Myrtle Beach, SC, which is where we were both raised and neither of us can relate to this place AT ALL!) ... anyway, i was wondering if anyone has any information on help for low-income families there. we're on foodstamps and medicaide here, but medicaide doesn't cover anything but hospital births and mainstream health care. WIC doesn't cover anything organic, and we can get family assistance because I'm not a single mom.
i'm going to be (goddess willing) giving birth this winter and want to have another home birth. we had ds at home, UC, but took him to the hospital afterwards because his face was blue (turns out it was just bruised b/c his head's so big ... bless his heart, he takes after his daddy
... ) anywayyyyy ... i want to have another homebirth, but i'd like to have someone there just in case ... i guess my question is simply : does the state cover homebirths? and does anyone have any good reqs for hands-off midwives in the area?
also, what other kind of help does the state offer there? we're really nervous about moving so far away from our family, but, like i said, Myrtle Beach is not where we want to raise our kids (and quite frankly, it's driving me crazy to be here!)